Supplier News

Coles to modernise supply chain, says Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced that Coles has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Witron Australia. Together, they’ll develop two new “automated ambient distribution centres” for Coles over a five-year period. Witron Australia is a subsidiary of Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH (Witron). Wesfarmers describes the company as “a market leader …

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Mater Baby Products wins Best Community Initiative

Mater Baby Products has won the Bloggers Brunch, Bloggers Choice Awards – Best Community Initiative – for its support of Mater Little Miracles. Mater Baby Products describes the Bloggers Brunch as “Australia’s premier influencer marketing event, creating highly leveraged relationships between brands and a community of bloggers, influencers and social …

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Gatorade launches new low-sugar formula

Gatorade has launched G2, a new sports-drink formula with less than two per cent sugar. The company says G2 has been “scientifically designed” to provide low-sugar fuel for your workout, along with electrolytes to help replace what’s lost in sweat. G2 is available in three flavours: Glacier Freeze, Raspberry and …

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Coles to launch more than 150 new Christmas products

Coles is launching more than 150 “new and improved” products for Christmas. In what it claims is an Australian supermarket first, it will offer a traditional ham topped with crispy crackling, sausage roll shaped in a Christmas wreath, and lime-and-chilli-flavoured ready-to-eat Aussie prawns. It will also offer a brand-new gourmet …

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Mamma mia! Harris Farm Markets opens biggest store

Harris Farm Markets has opened its biggest store in the country in Sydney’s Leichhardt. And it has a distinctly Italian flavour, says Harris Farm, in keeping with Leichhardt’s heritage. The new and expanded Norton Plaza address has doubled in size and showcases a “unique Italian-inspired mercato experience”. Harris Farm says …

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Autonomous vehicles will dominate deliveries, says GlobalData

GlobalData says autonomous vehicles will be the main source for all deliveries in the future, not just groceries. The data and analytics company made the prediction after examining the case study of Kroger, an American supermarket chain. Kroger, in partnership with self-driving-car start-up Nuro, began a trial of autonomous grocery …

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Coca-Cola acquires company behind Mojo Beverages

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired Organic & Raw Trading Co, the team behind Mojo Beverages. This is the first time Coca-Cola has acquired full ownership of a brand in the kombucha category. Terms were not disclosed. “In just over eight years, Organic & Raw has gone from selling Mojo at …

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Everest Ice Cream launches rebrand

Everest Ice Cream revealed its rebrand at the Fine Food Show in Melbourne last week. “We are incredibly excited to launch the next evolution of Everest Ice Cream,” Everest Ice Cream CEO Darren Pike said. “It’s a fresh new look which finally aligns to the business’ product quality and innovation …

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Best FMCG marketing campaigns crowned

Fonterra Australia and Nestlé were among the big winners at the prestigious Shop! (formerly POPAI) 2018 Marketing at Retail Awards in Sydney last night, with a host of grocery, convenience and liquor brands taking out major prizes. Fonterra Australia took home Gold for its Ideal Chiller campaign with The Xine …

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ASCI publishes report on supply-chain performance

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced the findings of a recent report into supply-chain performance. The report, ‘The State of Supply Chain Management’, is based on the institute’s yearly member survey of supply-chain managers. It found that the self-assessment performance score of their supply chains against eight components …

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